Markets For Good

Markets for Good was a platform launched in 2012 to help increase social impact through good data practice. The Digital Civil Society Lab at Stanford PACS acquired Markets for Good in 2016.

Posts by Markets For Good

Markets For Good Featured On FastCoExist

Markets For Good is driven by the “doing” of data, in other words, understanding what is happening now and and, further, creating a space for conversations that lead to action. The big question is not easy: how the social sector can strengthen the infrastructure that defines the demand, supply, and quality of data we use […]

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Markets For Good Feature In Alliance Magazine: “It’s All About Action”

Markets For Good was founded as an open and collaborative approach to understand how the social sector can better use data to improve outcomes and change lives. Specifically, we are focused on the infrastructure that defines the demand, supply, and quality of data: classifications, technical standards, protocols, knowledge platforms, and governance (oversight, rights, and protections.) […]

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Twitter Q&A: Markets For Good White Paper, Tuesday, DEC 4, 11:00a-12:30p EST (GMT -5)

We invite you to a live Q&A session and open comment of the Markets For Good white paper: Upgrading The Information Infrastructure For Social Change. The open comment component will allow you, via public link on Google Docs to post your questions, ideas, and comments on the document as we conduct the discussion. Markets For […]

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MicroEdge Partners with Foundation Center on Glasspockets Transparency Initiative

Markets For Good seeks to connect, align, and accelerate the work already in progress toward better use and sharing of data in the social sector. In that spirit, we keep an eye out to highlight other initiatives, events, etc. that are advancing the cause. Here is one to note, related to the significant and visible […]

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Note from the Curator: The First 30 Days

As Markets for Good curator Eric J. Henderson writes, “I look forward to writing these notes periodically to orient the conversation and to keep our focus on ways to convert that conversation into action.”

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Upgrading the Infrastructure for Social Change

Markets for Good has shared a draft of a “vision paper” that signals how and why we think the sector needs to upgrade its information infrastructure.

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Children’s Parties and the Demise of the Soviet Union

GlobalGiving CEO Mari Kuraishi speaks her view on the explicit and implicit structures that would define a new information infrastructure for the social sector.

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Let Our Data Define Us – Part II

Lucy Bernholz outlines a new definition for the sector at the forefront of taking on our biggest challenges.

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Welcome to the Markets for Good Conversation

Brian Walsh of Liquidnet writes, “We hope that this site will serve as the ‘virtual water cooler’ for a sustained, thoughtful conversation about what is needed to improve the social sector’s ability to generate, share, and use information.”

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Let Our Data Define Us – Part I

In the first of a two-part post, Lucy Bernholz issues a challenge to the social sector: discover the potential in our data and change the way we use it.

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